Importing HD720 TGAs and losing color

Hello, I was wondering if there was an option in 1.5 to have the monitor preview window be 1280x720 because I am importing my TGA sequence and having to resize it to fit the 720x480 default window. Also when I import the files I loose the background color. It's weird because it shows up in Photoshop CS2 correctly ( a light blue background), but in Premiere 1.5 it is black. I attached a frame for example but had to save as a tiff using Photoshop CS2 because tga cannot be uploaded.. Also, does anyone recommend good export settings for .mov files? I want good quality, but not too huge a file size because I want to  burn to DVD. Thanks.


Welcome to the forums.
You need to create a high-definition or a "Custom Settings" project with a resolution of 1280x720 with square pixels. You appear to be using a DV NTSC setting, which is why your frame size is restricted to 720x480.
The reason you're losing the background is likely because the TGA files have an alpha channel. You can use interpret footage to ignore the alpha channel, and thus make the background visible.
Search for the highlighted words in the PPro manual for more detail.
For DVD output, see: FAQ:What are the best settings for DVD?
You will also find links to many free tutorials in the PremiereProPedia that will quickly show you how things are done in Premiere Pro.